Everything Is Illuminated: Our Favorite Highlighters, Luminizers, and Bronzers
1. NARS Illuminator
The no-makeup look is easy to accomplish with this skin-enhancing liquid ($30; narscosmetics.com). Glide the brand’s most iconic shades, including Orgasm and Laguna, on your face, neck, shoulders, and decollete to quickly liven up sallow areas.
2. RMS Living Luminizer
The secret to J. Crew's signature dewy makeup looks lies in this sheer, all-natural luminizer ($38; rmsbeauty.com). Use your fingers to dab along the cheekbones, brow line, and cupid’s bow to score the same carefree finish.
3. Topshop Glow Stick
For a multidimensional look, play up the planes of your face (cheekbones, bridge of the nose, forehead) with Topshop’s light-reflecting Glow Stick ($20 each; us.topshop.com).
4. EVE LOM Radiance Bronzing Powder
This hard-working bronzer ($48; barneys.com) does more than impart a healthy glow. Its antioxidant-packed formula also locks in hydration and improves elasticity.
5. Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Glow Powder
The makeup guru’s latest illuminator comes in the form of a super stylish finishing powder ($13; target.com). Dust it on throughout the day to fight shine and blur imperfections.
6. NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator
Wear this wallet-friendly option ($8; nyxcosmetics.com) as a base to your foundation or blend the two together for an extra dose of radiance.
7. Tarte the sculptor Contouring Face Slenderizer
Master your contouring skills with Tarte’s easy-to-use sculpting stick ($24; tartecosmetics.com). Apply in the hollows of your cheeks to add definition, or down the center of your nose for a slimmer appearance.
8. Elizabeth Arden Radiance Highlighter
The soft opalescent shade ($30; elizabetharden.com) is universally flattering and won't ever lead to shimmer overload. Plus, the nautical-inspired packaging makes it a must-have for weekend getaways.
9. Tom Ford Illuminating Highlighter
Whether you want to shed light on your best features or diminish flaws and dark shadows, Tom Ford's Illuminating Highlighter Pen ($52; tomford.com) has a creamy fix for all skin tones.
10. Clinique Instant Lift for Brows
After using the brow pencil to fill in sparse areas, switch to the pearlescent side ($17; clinique.com) to lift and brighten. For the most natural look, apply along the brow bone and blend with your fingertip.
11. Smashbox HALO Hydrating Perfecting Powder
This multi-tasking powder ($49; sephora.com) delivers that coveted warm-weather glow as it minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time.
12. Maybelline Face Studio Master Hi-Light Bronzer
Maybelline’s summer-ready palette ($8; walmart.com) combines four blendable shades for that perfect mix of bronze and shimmer.
13. Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer
This allover glow-enhancer ($28; josiemarancosmetics.com) is packed with nourishing argan oil for added skin benefits, including anti-aging and long-lasting hydration.